Do i need a protein skimmer? Help

  1. p

    patrickp96 New Member Member

    Hi there!
    I am starting my first saltwater tank. It is a 29 gallon. I am going to only have live rock and fish ( and shrimp/crabs). Do i even need a protein skimmer? Please help!
  2. ryanr

    ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    Hi Patrick, if I haven't already welcomed you, welcome to fishlore :;hi2

    As for the protein skimmer, no you don't need one so to speak, but they do make your life easier, and greatly improves the quality of the water in you tank.

    Have a read of the guide, and scroll down to see answers to "Do I need a skimmer".

    Basically it comes down to a skimmer or more regular water changes.
  3. OP

    patrickp96 New Member Member

    ok thank you very much!!!